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Composer Project

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Isaiah Samson

on 9 April 2013

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Arguably the most famous composer in history Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756. Family Mozart's father was Leopold Mozart a local composer and song writer. His mother was Anne Mario Mozart and know for her kindness(at least according to her family). His sister was Maria Anna Mozart, who was born 5 years earlier, (whose nickname was Nannerl) held a tight bond to Wolfgang and often preformed with Wolfgang when they were younger. Education Musical Abilities Mozart could play most stringed instruments and the clarinet but his best instruments where the piano, and violin. Legacy Mozart has inspired generations of composers, writers and authors. Beethoven himself was inspired by the works of Mozart

Wolfgang may have died at a young age but he accomplished alot in the little time he had. The aftermath Mozart wrote over 600 pieces including operas, symphonies, concertos, sontas and quartets. The more famous ones were First movements of Symphonies 25 & 40, Piano Sonata movement "Alla Turca", Piano Concerto No. 21, Symphony No. 31, and Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Mozart died at the age of 35. Life "Duettino - Sull'aria"from opera "Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)"
From the movie the Shawshank Redemption.
In this piece 2 sopranos try to expose the villain's identity. Mozart preformed in the Classical era. This era lasted between 1750-1820 Anno Domini. This was a period were Europe was changing styles to more fancy but simple. Orchestras became bigger with more variety of instruments. Sonta form was introduced and became very popular. Also the modern piano became more common during this period. Wolfgang was inspired by his father, a composer to write music at age 3. Nannerl also learned from her father and together the siblings preformed together. Leopold also taught his kids school subjects. At age five Wolfgang had passed his older sister and his father in school subjects. Wolfgang excelled in two instruments above all, the keyboard and violin. Wolfgang’s first piece was Andante in C written at age. Era Classical Today his work is still taught in music class and played in concert halls. Plus his music is featured in many movies and TV shows. Mozart was a skilled writer and composer being able to write many in only a few months while also being able to speak German, Italian, Latin, French and English. The Mozart family often made trips all over Europe where Wolfgang and his sister played as child prodigies. While on this tour Mozart met many older musicians, like Johann Bach(who was like Mozart’s hero). A few years later Leopold took his son on another tour and they stopped in Rome to watch a play. Wolfgang saw the play twice and memorized the Vatican and wrote it down giving history another copy. In 1770 Wolfgang wrote a popular opera called Mitridate, re di Ponto. This first opera led to a string of different operas begin written in the next few years such as Lucio Silla, Ascanio in Alba, Exsultate jubilate. Wolfgang was hired by Count Hieronymus von Colloredo to perform for him. From 1773-1777 Wolfgang worked for the Prince until the court was closed and Wolfgang left. It was during this time that he fell in love with Aloysia née Weber, daughter of a composer. It was also during this time when his mother was taken ill and died. Wolfgang at this time was running out of money so he went to Paris to get a job and got one as courtmaster. He was reluctant at first but he needed money. He wrote more pieces in Paris like Symphony No. 31 in D major and Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor. Wolfgang left Paris to go to Vienna, at first it went very well. He made a rep from himself as the best pianist in Vienna. His love interest had already married so he moved her younger sister, Constanze, although dating didn’t go well the couple still married, with a few objections from Constanze’s father. Tragedy struck when 4 of Wolfgang’s 6 children died in infancy. Only 2 sons survived. A few years later Wolfgang visited his father and sister in Salzburg where he wrote Mass in C Major and Constanze sang the solo part. In the following years Wolfgang moved to Vienna and put all his money into making life comfortable with servants and a big house. In 1787 Beethoven went to Vienna to study under Mozart. Starting 1788 Mozart became worse and worse and didn’t appear in concerts. He was forced to move because it was costing too much, and soon had to borrow money. In Mozart’s last year he was really productive, and so Wolfgang could pay off his debts and stop borrowing money. Alas Wolfgang died in Vienna without finishing his new piece, the Requiem.
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